Statistical Science


Mr David Whitney

PositionResearch Fellow
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ThemesBiostatistics; General Theory and Methodology

Biographical Details

I am a Research Fellow working with Karla Diaz-Ordaz.

before joining UCL, i was Research Fellow at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medecine (2021-2022). Prior to that, I was a Teaching Fellow in Statistics at Imperial college London (2019-2021). I completed my PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Washington in 2019.

Research Interests

I am Interested in a range of semiparametric statistical and machine learning problems,drawing on developments from the targeted learning and debiased/double machine learning literature. My current work with Karla Diaz-Ortaz leverages these ideas to study treatment effect heterogeneity and develop interpretable dynamic treatment rules. Developing model-free estimands and robust interference methods for new problem areas is an area of broad interest to me.